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March 25, 2011

Turnaround Schools Lack State Support, Personnel Policies, Report Says

States often provide inadequate resources and sometimes lack the authority to take the necessary steps to improve low-performing schools, an analysis by the National Governors Association states.

February 09, 2011

Ohio's Kasich Hires School Adviser with Charter Background

Robert Sommers is Ohio governor John Kasich's new education adviser.

January 25, 2011

Duncan Sets a High Standard for a High-Performing State

In Minnesota, Arne Duncan urges the state to do better, despite its high scores on national tests, and relatively strong showings on the international scale.

December 15, 2010

School Choice—with Little to Choose From—in D.C?

The District of Columbia's school choice model gives parents few good options, because many of the highest-performing charter schools have too few slots avaiable, a study says.

November 29, 2010

Grading States on Charter Schools: Lots of Low Grades, Report Says

The winners in the federal Race to the Top competition earned low grades for supporting charter schools, according to an advocacy group's rankings.

November 24, 2010

States Submit Race to Top Plans, and Work to Keep Districts on Board

Ohio, Florida, and other states met a federal deadline to submit Race to the Top plans, with mixed levels of local participation.

September 28, 2010

New Jersey's Chris Christie Touts Education Agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveils proposals on education, including evaluating teachers and principals based on student performance.

September 07, 2010

New Jersey Forges Ahead, Without Race to Top Funds

New Jersey's education agenda goes forward, despite its controversial Race to the Top loss.

July 01, 2010

School Improvement Grants: How Many Charters are Eligible?

In some states, charters make up a significant portion of the schools that perform poorly enough to qualify for the Title I School Improvement Grants.

May 20, 2010

Charter Schools and Turnarounds: Who's in the Game?

KIPP officials say they will not take on any low-performing schools slated for turn around in 2010-11.

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